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Looking at the audit imperatives

Alison Dundjerovic shares key insights from Wes Bricker, chief accountant at the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

While advancements in technology and increased use of social media provide companies with a wider range of channels through which to communicate with investors and other stakeholders, audited financial statements remain the heart of corporate communications. They are “a vital element of the overall information architecture that underpins our capital markets”.

This was the key message from Wes Bricker, chief accountant at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), when he spoke on The intersection of financial reporting and innovation at ICAEW during 2018.Financial reporting innovation